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Encyclopedia > Luke Ski
The great Luke Ski
Luke Ski at Windycon 2005
Luke Ski at Windycon 2005
Background information
Birth name Luke Collis Sienkowski
Genre(s) Parody, Filk, Rap

The great Luke Ski is the stage name of Luke Sienkowski, a parody, filk & rap musician who writes, records and performs comedy music. (Note: the decapitalization of the word "great" in Sienkowski's stage name is his own preferred spelling, and the title has appeared as such on all of his albums to date.) He had the #1 most requested song on the Dr. Demento radio show in both the year 2002 and the year 2003. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 330 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (771 × 1401 pixel, file size: 539 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Windycon is a science fiction convention held in the Chicago area on the weekend closest to Veterans Day. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Parody of Star Wars: Episode 1 Parody music, or musical parody, involves changing or recycling existing musical ideas or lyrics - or copying the peculiar style of a composer or artist, or even a general style of music. ... Filk is a musical culture, genre, and community tied to science fiction/fantasy fandom, active since the early 1950s if concentrated primarily since the mid-1970s. ... RAP may mean: the IATA airport code for Rapid City Regional Airport Rassemblement pour lalternative progressiste, a Québecois political party. ... Bold textA stage name, or a screen name, is a pseudonym used by performers and entertainers (such as actors, comedians, musicians, clowns, and professional wrestlers. ... In contemporary usage, a parody (or lampoon) is a work that imitates another work in order to ridicule, ironically comment on, or poke some affectionate fun at the work itself, the subject of the work, the author or fictional voice of the parody, or another subject. ... Filk is a form of music created from within fandom, and performed generally late at night at science fiction conventions. ... RAP may mean: the IATA airport code for Rapid City Regional Airport Rassemblement pour lalternative progressiste, a Québecois political party. ... “Instrumentalist” redirects here. ... Dr. Demento (born April 2, 1941 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is the stage name of Barret Eugene Hansen [1], who has made a successful career as a radio disc jockey specializing in novelty songs and pop music parodies. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Topics of his parodies have included The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Spider-Man, Keanu Reeves and Hamlet. He has, in one song, parodied all the Star Trek television shows. His parody songs are reminiscent of the pop music works of "Weird Al" Yankovic. Filking (new lyrics to well-known tunes, usually on a science fiction or fantasy topic) has been around since the 1950s. Luke helped bring parodies of rap and hip-hop to Science Fiction conventions. He doesn't play an instrument, and sings to pre-recorded music, often in costume or with props. Much of his work skewers science fiction movies and television, and their marketing. He has the uncanny ability to capture an entire career or summarize the best part of a movie in just a few words. The songs are often from the perspective of a fan, who is completely aware that The Lord of the Rings movies exist in the same universe as the Harry Potter movies -- ours. Many of his longer works are snippets of song parodies collected together into an extended medley, such as Grease Wars or It's A Fanboy Christmas. The Lord of the Rings is an epic high fantasy novel written by the English academic J. R. R. Tolkien. ... Star Wars is an epic science fantasy saga in the space opera genre and a fictional universe initially developed by George Lucas during the 1970s and expanded since that time. ... Spider-Man swinging around his hometown, New York City. ... Keanu Charles Reeves (pronounced in IPA: ) is a Canadian actor, born September 2, 1964 in Beirut, Lebanon, and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Hamlet and Horatio in the cemetery by Eugène Delacroix For other uses, see Hamlet (disambiguation). ... The current Star Trek franchise logo Star Trek is an American science fiction entertainment series and media franchise. ... For popular forms of music in general, see Popular music. ... This article is about the musician himself. ... This article is about the Harry Potter series of novels. ...


Since 1996, Luke has released numerous albums. He is a frequent performer at science fiction and gaming conventions. Luke is also an accomplished caricature artist. Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... This article is about games in which one plays the role of a character. ... A fan convention, or con, is an event in which the fans of a particular TV show, comic book, or actor, or an entire style of entertainment such as science fiction or anime, gather together to meet famous personalities (and each other) face-to-face. ...


Luke Ski also hosts the weekly show Dementia Revolution on Dementia Radio.


Luke portrayed P.T. Barnum on three episodes of The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd[1]. Phineas Taylor Barnum (July 5, 1810 – April 7, 1891), American showman who is best remembered for his entertaining hoaxes and for founding the circus that eventually became Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus. ... The Radio Adventures Of Dr. Floyd is a short audio series distributed in the pioneering field of podcasting. ...


Luke appeared as several characters in the Shockwave Radio Theater production "Let's Play Doctor" at the 2004 Marscon. Shockwave Radio Theater is broadcast on Fresh Air Radio, the community radio station KFAI-FM in Minneapolis. ...


He wrote and performed the theme song for the independent parody fanfilm The Dork of the Rings. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

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Trivia

Luke tends to garner the most comparisons as possibly being "the next Weird Al" in the comedy music business, due to hitting Dr. Demento's #1 "Funny 25" spot two years in a row (2002[2], 2003[3]) with different hits, a feat that, before him, only Weird Al had accomplished (1980, 1981) (Worm Quartet accomplished this feat after Luke (2004, 2005), and Ogden Edsl hit #1 two years in a row (1982, 1983) with the same song, "Dead Puppies"). Worm Quartet is a one man (Reverend Timothy F. Crist, A.K.A. -=ShoEboX=-) Comedy Synth Punk band portrayed on album covers as a group of four worms. ... Ogden Edsl (shortened from The Ogden Edsl Wahalia Blues Ensemble Mondo Bizzario Band) was a band formed in 1970 in Omaha, Nebraska by Bill Frenzer, Bill Carey and Otis XII. Their music was often darkly comedic and satirical, and was frequently featured on the weekly Dr. Demento radio program, alongside...


At Demicon in 2007 Luke belted out an uncanny rendition of Bust a Move in the karaoke room party. Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... For other things called Bust a Move, see Bust a Move. ... A karaoke machine Karaoke 空 kara, empty or void, and オーケストラ ōkesutora, orchestra) pronounced ;   is a form of entertainment in which an amateur singer or singers sing along with recorded music on microphone. ...


Discography

  • Fanboys ‘n Da Hood (1996)
  • Shadows of the Bunghole (1997)
  • Carpe Dementia (1999)
  • Forgotten Fishheads Vol. 13 (2000) - rarities
  • Forgotten Fishheads Vol. 27 (2000) - rarities
  • Uber Geek (2002)
  • Worst Album Ever (2003) (Came with a free barf bag)
  • Psycho Potpourri (2004) - compilation
  • Forgotten Fishheads Vol. 42 (2004) - rarities
  • Forgotten Fishheads Vol. 69 (2004) - rarities
  • Forgotten Fishheads Double Feature (2004) - rarities
  • Are We Stalling For Time? (2004) - live
  • Forgotten Fishheads Vol. Zero (2004) - rarities
  • May The Farce Be With You (2005) - compilation
  • UnCONVENTIONal (2005)
  • Trek-Wutchyalike (2006) - compilation
  • The MarsCon 2007 Dementia Track Fund Raiser CD (2007) - produced and contributed to compilation
  • Baconspiracy (2007)

He has songs in several compilations, including Technobabble, Laughter Is A Powerful Weapon Vol. 2, Dr. Demento's Basement Tapes, Volume 15 and Earpicac. Fanboys n Da Hood is the first studio album released by The Great Luke Ski in 1996. ... Shadows of the Bunghole is the second studio album released by The Great Luke Ski in 1997. ... Carpe Dementia is the third studio album released by The Great Luke Ski in 1999. ... Forgotten Fishheads Vol. ... Forgotten Fishheads Vol. ...


Video Compilations

  • The Ego Has Landed (2006)

External links

The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ...

References

  1. ^ Radio Adventures Cast & Crew. Retrieved on 2007-08-08.
  2. ^ Morris, Jeff. The Dr. Demento Show #02-52 - December 29, 2002. Retrieved on 2007-08-08.
  3. ^ Morris, Jeff. The Dr. Demento Show #03-52 - December 28, 2003. Retrieved on 2007-08-08.

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